Angular has been the framework of choice for frontend developers looking to create progressive web apps and single-page applications, for the past 6+ years. It is preferred over other front-end frameworks for several reasons. One of those is its powerful feature set that’s optimized for code reusability and easy error handling.
To really understand Angular, you need to get your hands dirty. This is one of those frameworks with an initially steep learning curve, compared to other options such as React or Vue. And that’s why I’ve created this list of the top 20 Angular project ideas you can do today- code included.
With this project, you’ll learn how to design a single-page application that uses an API for music streaming. You’ll also implement a search function so users can find songs, and create a recommendations page for trending music. Features like playlists, favorites, media sharing, etc. are also needed.
Angular Bare Bones
This is a simple-to-understand project for beginners who want to learn more about routing in Angular. It comes with all the necessary npm modules, configuration scripts, routing, etc., in the source code. You get an app component that’s already wired up to the bootstrapper with preliminary routing done.
You also get a homepage component, along with a component that replicates one unique feature of your app (could be anything, it’s for testing purposes). Routing between the homepage component and feature is already configured, and CSS styling is done with Bootstrap. A data service is also included to make use of dependency injection.
Customer Management System
Another excellent project for those who wish to create more “practical” stuff with Angular. What you’re doing here is simulating an app to view and manage customer requests for a business. This includes service requests, complaints, orders, etc., with the ability to view existing customers and add new ones.
It is a single-page application, in which you use the $http service to access data from a RESTful API. You’ll also implement two different types of views for the app- a card view, and a list view. Form validation and login authentication are also required, but you can stick to the client side only for this project.
In this project, you’ll learn how to set up login and authentication for Firebase- a NoSQL cloud database that provides storage and hosting for various apps. You’ll need Node.js and the AngularFire2 library for this one. The authentication system should support sign-in via username and password, with Google sign-in as a bonus.
It also needs a signup feature that accepts a username and password, along with recovery for users who don’t have access to their credentials. You’ll also send email verification messages for each of the aforementioned actions. Finally, you’ll implement security so users can’t access pages unless authenticated (using CanActivate to guard routing).
As a front-end developer, you might be tasked with developing an admin panel or dashboard. This project helps simulate that task by giving you a free template to work off, so you can develop your own variations. The nice part about this project is that it emulates the toolkit you’ll have to use as an actual developer.
Not only does it involve Angular, but also Bootstrap which is used to create the UI. The dashboard you’ll create needs to have a unified color scheme and an easy-to-navigate layout. It will also require charts, graphs, lists, and tables.
Here’s an app that can be used for 1-on-1 chats as well as group discussions, and it’s actually not that difficult to make. You’ll need some TypeScript and CSS skills, but that’s about it. The interface looks similar to Skype or Facebook Messenger, and it supports rich media attachments.
You can even implement voice and video calling, along with custom messages. You can add people to a group, and search by username. The app also has other basic functions like an online presence indicator and message history viewer.
This a fun little project you can use to learn more about the Angular Material UI library. This chess game can be customized with your own board design and chess piece sprites.
You’ll need TypeScript for the AI logic since the game is played against a computer opponent. If you want, you can add a layer of complexity by implementing an online multiplayer mode (or local multiplayer to start out).
A music synthesizer built with the Angular Material library, it uses the Web Audio API to generate audio and accept MIDI devices within your browser. This is a simple synthesizer with four basic waveforms- sine, sawtooth, square, and triangle. It also has a compressor and equalizer, along with a sequencer so you can program some notes or loops.
At the bottom, there is a player with pause, play, etc., and the keyboard. This app also has a save function, allowing you to store your favorite modulations.
This is a Google Maps component library that allows you to set up the online map tool within any of your Angular-powered apps or web pages. Working on this project will teach you how to use the Angular CLI and set up projects, it will also teach you to work with NodeJS.
Within the source files, you’ll find directives for various objects like markers and lines. Your creativity will decide what you do with this map library. For instance, you can integrate it with a shopping site so users can select their location (or the front end for a travel site).
Built with Tailwind and Material, this is a note-taking app that allows you to input data through a form and save it to local storage. You can also set up a backend and use a database to store information.
Existing notes are added to a collapsible panel that is implemented with mat expansion from Material. In addition to creating and viewing notes, users should also be able to edit or delete the notes they have already created.
Basic currency exchange tool that takes one type of currency and converts it into another. It supports all major currencies from around the world and uses the exchange rate API. The app has three major parts- an authorization page for logins, a converter page, and a history section that shows previous conversions.
Users can also view the highest, lowest, and average exchange rates for a particular currency in the history section. Conversion history can be organized based on time periods (all, last 7 days, last 30 days, etc.).
Content Management System
An Angular-powered CMS with a backend that uses NodeJS and MongoDB. While creating this project, you’ll learn how to do media management and SEO optimization with Angular. You’ll also learn about backend tools since every CMS requires a database and hosting.
UI design for the admin dashboard and content editing page can be done within Angular itself (you can also use Bootstrap if you want). This CMS can be used to create blog sites, news sites, forums, and more.
Weather apps are indispensable tools, and also incredibly simple to create. Using Angular, you can create one that displays the weather in your current location as well as the weather in any other location. You can even get weather forecasts and look up the conditions in certain cities, or parts of cities based on their zip code.
This app uses the OpenWeatherMap API to get its weather data. It can display in both Celsius and Fahrenheit. You’ll learn about services, data binding, CSS styling, and more through this project.
If you’re completely new to Angular and TypeScript, this might be a decent starter project for you. It takes no time to complete and will result in the creation of a rather helpful tool- the humble calculator. Granted, the calculator in this project is very simple and can only perform four basic operations- multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction.
However, new operations and functions can be added along the way. Once you get an idea of to set up the UI with CSS and write its underlying code with TypeScript. You can add square roots, cubes, logarithms, exponents, etc.
Tetris is a great game to wind down and relax, in between the boring and often hectic activities of everyday life. And now, you can create your very own custom version of Tetris that looks exactly how you want it to. This Angular project will teach you how to do state management with Akita.
Controls are done via keyboard and mouse, and the UI is reminiscent of an old handheld 8-bit console. There is a score tracker and on-screen buttons within the UI. To handle sounds you can use the web audio API.
For the animations, you’ll need to understand reactive programming concepts via RxJS. There are a total of six levels, and high scores are stored locally.
Reddit is one of the most popular news aggregation and discussion websites with a strong social backbone. Users comment on each other’s posts, upvote/ downvote content that they agree or disagree with, and share posts. The Reddit clone you’re about to create will have all of these functionalities, except for ones that explicitly require a backend.
Your app will have individual user profiles with an image and description, comments with date and time, and an upvote/ downvote system to sort comments. Users should also be able to click on a post and view its comment chain. And there needs to be a sorting function to sort posts by date, time, topic, etc.
Hotel Reservation System
This is a comprehensive project that deals with both the backend (implemented with Spring Boot) and the front end (implemented with Angular). You need to create a UI that is responsive, which means it will work well on mobile devices. Then, you will create the backend with Spring.
Functionality on the client side is done with Angular. Your app will need to display hotel names, information, available rooms, etc. Once the booking is done, users should be able to check its status.
This is a great project to learn how CRUD operations work in the real world. You create a basic e-commerce/ shopping site that contains some tech items. Phones, laptops, cameras, and more.
Once you have the UI and website template figured out, you create a login and authentication system with Firebase. Firebase is also needed for backend data storage. Then, you implement a cart where users can add items and a checkout process.
This project covers all major parts of Angular. You will learn about data binding, components, dependency injection, routing, templates, animations, HTTP clients, etc.
Task Manager App
If you want to work on a project that uses the MEAN stack, this is it. By creating this simple task manager, you’ll familiarize yourself with MongoDB, Express, Angular, and NodeJS. The task manager allows users to add a task, set a date and time, and assign a priority level.
In addition, users can make notes for each task entry. Once a task is completed, they should be able to delete it. There will be a separate completed tasks page, and task priorities/ notes can be edited.
Budget Manager App
An app that helps users manage their budget by viewing income and expenses on a list. Users can add income sources and expenses, organizing both into two columns with multiple rows. At the top, they will be able to see their remaining money (or deficit).
This app uses the Angular Material library and RxJS. It also uses the Bulma CSS framework. Once an item is introduced into the list, users should be able to edit or remove it (and the balance should update accordingly).
I hope my article provided you with ideas for projects that can help you better understand Angular. Remember that you don’t have to replicate these examples, instead, you can modify them to fit your style. Angular accepts a wide range of third-party component libraries, so play with it and get the look you desire for your website/ app.
Angular is an extremely popular framework, used by popular tech companies such as Google and PayPal. It can also provide a very lucrative career path for those who take the time to learn this framework. While the initial learning curve may be more than you’re used to, the rewards are worth it in the long run.